Inmate Plans to Remain in Custody if Medical Problems Remain

Inmate Plans to Remain in Custody if Medical Problems Remain

SUGGESTS IMMEDIATE TREATMENT WOULD BE “LESS COSTLY” THAN EXTENDED STAY by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 1, 2019) — On Saturday The Post & Email received a copy of a letter from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88170, to Gov. Bill Lee stating that he will not consent to release by the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) […]

Harmer Follows Up on TDOC Commissioner with Tennessee Governor

Harmer Follows Up on TDOC Commissioner with Tennessee Governor

“PRISONS ARE NOT EASY TO GOVERN AND CONTROL” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 15, 2019) — In a follow-up letter dated July 15, 2019, MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, wrote to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to convey his observation that Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker is prohibited by state statute to serve […]

Tennessee: Harmer Blows Whistle on Prison Staff Shortages

Tennessee:  Harmer Blows Whistle on Prison Staff Shortages

LONG-TERM INMATE FEARS OVERWORKED STAFF INCAPABLE OF HANDLING POTENTIAL EMERGENCY by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 12, 2019) — On Friday The Post & Email received a copy of a letter dated August 5, 2019 to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee from MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reporting “a severe staff shortage of officers” creating what Harmer sees […]

TDOC: Harmer Calls Out Commissioner for Holding Two Positions

TDOC:  Harmer Calls Out Commissioner for Holding Two Positions

LEGITIMATE, OR A COZY ARRANGEMENT? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 30, 2019) — A copy of a letter received Friday from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, cites a state law which suggests that Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker is prohibited from assuming responsibilities adjunct to his leadership at the agency. Harmer is […]

Harmer Claims Law Violated due to Lack of “Reentry Services”

Harmer Claims Law Violated due to Lack of “Reentry Services”

“I’VE BEEN INCARCERATED FOR OVER 47 YEARS” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 28, 2019) — As was reported last week by this writer on “Nooganomics” hosted by David Tulis, longtime TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer continues to request “transition,” or “reentry,” services based on the anticipated conclusion of his most recent 25-year sentence approximately one year […]

Harmer: Gang Members Populating Protective-Custody Area

Harmer:  Gang Members Populating Protective-Custody Area

ALONG WITH REPORTED PERSONAL THREAT by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 22, 2019) — A copy of a memo received on Friday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer reports that “a large number of gang members are now in Unit #1,” the Protective Custody (PC) unit of the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, TN. The […]

Within One Year of Release, Harmer Requests Transition Services

Within One Year of Release, Harmer Requests Transition Services

“I WANT TO STAY ALIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 16, 2019) — As this writer discussed on Thursday’s “Nooganomics” show with host David Tulis, TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer believes he has been relegated to protective custody (PC) for more than 18 months, rather than transferred to general population (GP) at the earliest opportunity in […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports GP Inmate Cuts Hair of PC Inmates, but No Legal Aides Allowed

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports GP Inmate Cuts Hair of PC Inmates, but No Legal Aides Allowed

“THIS IS EVERY MONTH” by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 14, 2019) — A letter dated February 1, 2019 directed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker states that protective-custody inmates at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) are denied “access to the courts” in the form of a legal aide. Inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports “Statewide Lockdown”

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports “Statewide Lockdown”

AMID RE-ACCREDITATION OF THREE FACILITIES BY NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL ORGANIZATION by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 22, 2019) — In two letters received last week and on Tuesday, respectively, MCCX inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reported that on January 8, a gang member was stabbed dozens of times and all Tennessee prisons subsequently placed in “lockdown” mode, meaning […]

Harmer Reports Heat Turned On

Harmer Reports Heat Turned On

“MY CELL IS NO LONGER COLD” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 21, 2018) — A letter arriving on Wednesday dated December 12, 2018 from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that the frigid temperature of his cell necessitating his wearing several layers of clothing at all times has been corrected. Under the heading, “UPDATES,” Harmer […]

Tennessee Inmate Contacts Donald Trump

Tennessee Inmate Contacts Donald Trump

REQUESTS CESSATION OF FEDERAL MONIES TO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 18, 2018) — Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, has contacted President Donald Trump recommending that federal funding currently apportioned to the TDOC for “reentry services” be “rescinded.” Harmer’s reason for the request is that he is not […]

Harmer: Heat Turned on But Remains Faulty

Harmer:  Heat Turned on But Remains Faulty

“IT DOESN’T STAY ON LONG” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 12, 2018) — A letter received Tuesday from TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, reports that his cell, located in the protective custody unit of the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) in Wartburg, is now warmer than before. Since early November, Harmer has told prison authorities […]

Tennessee: As the Weather Gets Colder, So Does Harmer’s Cell

Tennessee:  As the Weather Gets Colder, So Does Harmer’s Cell

“I HAVE COMPLAINED WITHOUT SUCCESS” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 7, 2018) — A copy of a memo directed to Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker received by this writer on Friday reiterates inmate Grenda Ray Harmer’s claim that his cell is frigid as winter has once again settled in to mountainous Morgan County, […]

The State of Tennessee is Well Aware of Grenda Ray Harmer

The State of Tennessee is Well Aware of Grenda Ray Harmer

“TDOC MUM” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 29, 2018) — On Thursday afternoon a user of a “State of Tennessee” ISP was noted to be reading more than half-dozen articles focusing on Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, a prolific writer and one who considers himself a prison whistleblower. Unlike many of […]

Inmate Files Damages Claim against State of Tennessee for Denial of Medication

Inmate Files Damages Claim against State of Tennessee for Denial of Medication

CITING “NEGLIGENT CARE, CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF PERSONS” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 21, 2018) — TDOC inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, who already has an active federal lawsuit against the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) encompassing alleged denial of medication and medical care, has filed a “Claim for Damages” with the Tennessee Division of Claims […]

Tennessee: Harmer Reports Inmates Went Without Food

Tennessee:  Harmer Reports Inmates Went Without Food

SAYS FOOD SUPPLY NOT “SUFFICIENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 11, 2018) — A letter received Friday from Tennessee inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, indicates ongoing problems with the food-service provider at Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) and in this case, a reported food shortage. Aramark provides food service to MCCX and other Tennessee prisons.  Over […]

Tennessee Inmate’s Complaint Featured in Radio Interview

Tennessee Inmate’s Complaint Featured in Radio Interview

“NO LEGITIMATE PENALOGICAL OBJECTIVE” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 9, 2018) — On Thursday afternoon, The Post & Email’s editor was a guest on the “Nooganomics” radio show hosted by David Tulis to discuss a letter sent by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) inmate Grenda Ray Harmer, #88710, to Gov. Bill Haslam regarding conditions within the […]

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